… and a furry friend of your choice!

The world’s most famous male model, David Gandy, is being auctioned off as a walking date for the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Gandy, a well-known and self-proclaimed dog lover, says he can often be found helping out in the south London dogs and cats shelter. The 33-year old model made a name for himself when he won a televised model-search competition, and his muscular frame has inspired many designers to migrate from the more conventional skinny body types of other models, into a more masculine standard.

Gandy is perhaps best known for his work with Dolce & Gabbana, for whom he served as the lead male model for several years. He has even recently been featured in a spread on GQ Romania, donning eclectic spring styles by various designers. After helping launch M&S’s summer range in Ireland back in 2012, he enjoyed a brief stint editing the Men’s Section of M&S Magazine. He now writes a blog for British Vogue. The Irish Independent also noted that Gandy recently starred in a short film for Jaguar. Last year, David Gandy became the first celebrity ambassador for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Now, he takes things a step further by agreeing to be one of several celebrities to be auctioned off in a fundraiser for the shelter, along with celebrities like Mollie King and Amanda Holden.

“I can often be found at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with the rescue dogs, visiting and helping out. As their Ambassador, I like to support however I can and to share this experience with someone and raise much needed funds at the same time, is a pleasure,” says Gandy. “Giving fans the chance to walk a Battersea dog with someone they would like to meet, is a great way to do this and lots of well known people have come together to make it happen.” The prize for winning the auction is a 30-minute walk with the celebrity and a furry friend of your choice. Bidders can head on over to Ebay to place their bets starting today, as bidding runs all the way through to midnight of November 8.

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